Expensive lakeside villas stand in front of public housing in the Chaoyang District of Beijing. Builders have been warned they won’t be granted pre-sale permits if they separate affordable from luxury housing in the same development. Photo: AFP

Beijing’s well-to-do angry as housing law forces them to mingle with poorer neighbours

A ban on partitions within communities means some wealthy homeowners are having to share their exclusive facilities with their less affluent neighbours

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Expensive lakeside villas stand in front of public housing in the Chaoyang District of Beijing. Builders have been warned they won’t be granted pre-sale permits if they separate affordable from luxury housing in the same development. Photo: AFP
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